GMAT Tutoring

The GMAT is a computer adaptive exam for admission to M.B.A. programs. Most selective business schools weigh the GMAT along with the candidate’s undergraduate grade point average and work experience. The GMAT is accepted as an alternative to the LSAT by a few law schools.

Our GMAT Tutoring Program

Our approach to the GMAT is rigorous and educational. We emphasize the core concepts in math, reading, logic, and grammar that serve as the foundation of material tested on the GMAT. Our students often find that as they complete our GMAT program, they also see improvements in their other academic and professional work.

Students work intensively with their tutors to master essential principles and develop problem-solving strategies. Weekly meetings, homework assignments, and full-length practice tests, including computer tests, help our students excel on the exam.

Contact us to speak to a program consultant to discuss your goals and schedule a diagnostic GMAT.

Program Length

We recommend that students devote 3–4 months to preparing for the GMAT. Whether the test-taker is currently a college student, a recent graduate, or an experienced professional, the GMAT requires long-term, thorough study. We will tailor an academic plan responsive to each student's particular needs and goals.

Law Schools Accepting the GMAT

A downloadable list of law schools that have announced plans to accept the GRE or GMAT is available here.


Number of Questions

Minutes per Section


Integrated Reasoning

12 Questions

30 Minutes

Multi-source reasoning, graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, and table analysis


31 Questions

62 Minutes

Problem-solving and data sufficiency


36 Questions

65 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension, sentence correction, and critical reasoning

Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic

30 Minutes

Student-produced essay analyzing an argument
Until April 8, 2021, this section will not be included on the GMAT Online


Students can select the section order on official in-person GMAT administrations from one of three options:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal
  • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

Until April 8, 2021, the order of the GMAT Online is fixed: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning. On April 8, students taking the GMAT Online will have the same order options that they have on the in-person GMAT.

Download GMAT Format and Timing as a PDF.


How is the GMAT Scored?

  • The total score is scaled from 200 to 800 and comprises the Quantitative and Verbal sections.
  • The Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1 to 8 in one-point increments.
  • The Analytical Writing Assessment is scored 1 to 6 in half-point increments. Until April 8, 2021, the GMAT Online does not include this score; administrations on and after April 8 will include the AWA.

When is the GMAT Taken?

Because the test is administered on computer and online, testing dates are flexible throughout the year. Students usually need to sign up about one month before their intended test date. Students can take the in-person test once every 16 calendar days, no more than five times within any rolling 12-month period, and no more than eight times in a lifetime. Students can take the GMAT Online no more than twice, and GMAT Online administrations do contribute to the annual and lifetime limits.


To download this information as a PDF, click here.

Many Executive MBA programs, a small number of MBA programs, and a variety of other master’s programs accept the Executive Assessment in lieu of the GMAT.

Executive Assessment Format



Number of Questions

Question Types

Integrated Reasoning

30 Minutes

12 Questions

  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Graphics Interpretation
  • Two-Part Analysis
  • Table Analysis

Verbal Reasoning

30 Minutes

14 Questions

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction

Quantitative Reasoning

30 Minutes

14 Questions

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving



Executive Assessment Scoring

  • Each of the three sections (Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning) is scaled from 0 to 20.
  • The total score is determined from the scores on all three sections (equally weighted) and is scaled from 100 to 200.
  • Scores cannot be canceled, and results are valid for five years.


Executive Assessment Logistics

  • The Executive Assessment is administered on computers in-person and online, takes 90 minutes to complete (with standard time), and costs $350 per administration.
  • Students are limited to taking the Executive Assessment a maximum of two times.


Tutors in Washington DC

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Bar Exam; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Belinda M. Lai

Belinda M. Lai

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Director of Advantage Testing of Washington DC.

David Sommers

David Sommers

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.Ed. in Secondary Education from The George Washington University.
B.A., magna cum laude, in English and French from Vanderbilt University.
Dean’s List; National French Honor Society; National Merit Letter of Commendation; ETS Recognition of Excellence for Outstanding Score on Praxis II: English Language.

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